Born Tyrone Griffin Jr., Ty Dolla $ign has been an in-demand writer, producer, and featured artist since helming YG’s 2010 smash, “Toot It and Boot It (feat. Ty Dolla $ign).” Since then, the GRAMMY Award-nominated singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, has fast become one of hip-hop’s most highly demanded collaborators, contributing his acclaimed production and writing skills to Chris Brown’s #1 hit, “Loyal,” Kanye West’s “Real Friends” and “Fade," and more.
Euge Groove -- a pseudonym for saxophone journeyman Steven Eugene Grove -- began playing piano in the second grade and turned to the saxophone at the age of nine or ten. His teacher gave him a classical education on the instrument, which he continued at the University of Miami's School of Music, where he became interested in jazz. Upon graduation, he initially remained in Miami doing sessions and playing in bands such as Expose, where he can be heard on the group's 1987 number one single "Seasons Change."At the end of the '90s, Grove developed the persona of Euge Groove, a reworking of his real name.
Big K.R.I.T. is a rapper’s rapper—clever with lyrics, nimble with rhyme flows, and generous with food for thought. But the Meridian, Mississippi artist, whose stage name is an acronym for King Remembered In Time, isn’t just here to wow you with his words; K.R.I.T. wants to be a voice for the people.
There’s no stopping Dweezil Zappa from continuing his mission to unlock the mysteries held within the superabundance of Frank Zappa’s iconic music. For over a decade, the renowned guitarist has been honoring his father by touring the world with his Grammy-winning project, now named Dweezil Zappa. Dweezil’s 12th annual tour is called “Choice Cuts!” and he has curated an all new show filled with some of Frank Zappa’s boldest compositions or as Dweezil says, “A collection of the meatiest tracks,” with which he plans to satiate the appetite of Zappa fans, old and new.
RED has long since established itself as a million-selling juggernaut with two Grammy nods, six Dove Awards, and 17 Dove nominations, the band says they still “live and die” on stages all over the world. RED may not know where their music will take them or what opportunities await, but one thing is certain - the band’s collective and individual reminder of hope adds to a substantial legacy that will resonate long after they're gone, thanks to the universal relevance of their epic melodies and passionate message.
Parkway Drive is armed with some of the most upfront and confrontational Metalcore material the world has ever known, balanced with jaw-dropping turns into lush terrain even as they are constantly solidifying their hard-won position as leaders in the field. Always hungry, always filled with ambition, Parkway Drive is embraced by heavy music enthusiasts in places as diverse as China and India, as chronicled on their gold-selling DVD, Home is for the Heartless.
Todrick Hall, who recently premiered his new MTV reality show “Todrick,” is a brand new kind of star known for his versatility in all areas of the performing arts. Between assisting in the choreography of Beyoncé’s groundbreaking “Blow” music video, writing musical YouTube parodies and masterminding Virgin America’s latest safety video, Todrick is a multifaceted artist and entertainment powerhouse.
Jimmy Eat World formed in February 1994 in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, Arizona. Jim Adkins(vocals/guitar) and Zach Lind (drums) met while attending Mountain View High School; years of playing in local bands had also introduced them to locals Tom Linton (guitar/vocals) and Mitch Porter (bass). The four musicians joined forces and derived the band's moniker from an argument between Linton's younger brothers.Citing influences like Rocket from the Crypt, early Def Leppard, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Fugazi, and the Velvet Underground, Jimmy Eat World eventually found a larger audience by embracing a blend of alternative rock, power pop, and emocore that targeted the heart as well as the head.
Stone Temple Pilots (formed in 1985) is an American grunge, psychedelic and alternative rock band from San Diego, California, U.S. Stone Temple Pilots, formerly known as Swing and Mighty Joe Young, was originally formed of frontman Scott Weiland, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz and guitarist Dean DeLeo. As Mighty Joe Young the band recorded and released a demo in 1990, many of which tracks featured on the band’s debut LP. After developing a fan base by playing regularly in the San Diego area they were informed the name Mighty Joe Young had already been claimed and thus came Stone Temple Pilots.